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[Press release] Reflexions on the 30th anniversary of the Convention against Torture

December 2014

Reflexions on the 30th anniversary of the Convention against Torture, Brussels

In December 2014, the international community will celebrate and reflect on the 30 years anniversary of the adoption of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by the United Nations General Assembly.

The European Commission (EC) and the European External Action service (EEAS), and in collaboration with civil society organisations will mark this anniversary with a dedicated event in Brussels.

The event will take place at 15:15 on Wednesday the 3rd December 2014 at the Square conference centre.

The discussions will build on the momentum generated by the Convention’s anniversary and bring together key stakeholders to exchange good practice, positive experiences and suggestions on how to better and more quickly achieve our aim of eradicating torture. The event is also an opportunity to provide input to how combatting torture and ill-treatment can be covered in the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2015-2017.

In this spirit, a roundtable discussion will hear from various speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. It will be followed by a debate in plenary.

Please note that interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.


You may be willing to take part in this event. Participation is free of charge and registration is mandatory. To this end, we kindly ask you to fill in the registration form below and submit your application before 27th November 2014. Each registration will have to be duly validated by the organisers before being officially confirmed.

To register vist the link: http://goo.gl/forms/XX4076NkPd

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